Student Researchers Present Findings
Friday, September 20, 2013
Last summer, junior Shelby Duffield worked alongside Dr. Barry Eichler, department chair and associate professor of Chemistry, on a research project designed to better identify the stage of prostate cancer diagnoses.
The biochemistry major from Rapid City, S.D., who is considering PA school after graduation, presented her findings to fellow students and faculty earlier this week at Augustana's annual "Undergraduate Summer Research" poster presentation, held inside the Gilbert Science Center.
The research, Duffield says, is significant because "fighting cancer is all about the plan you make at the beginning."
Duffield was one of 70 Augustana students who conducted scientific and biomedical research and/or completed internships or volunteer positions at facilities throughout the U.S. as part of the College's Summer Research Program, an initiative that places undergraduates in the field at laboratories, hospitals and study tanks throughout the U.S.